Lead IT Assurance Analyst--HYBRID

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BMC works with 86% of the Forbes Global 50 and customers and partners around the world to create their future. With our history of innovation, industry-leading automation, operations, and service management solutions, combined with unmatched flexibility, we help organizations free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead.
BMC boasts a portfolio of industry leading solutions and services that help companies around the world in their digital transformation journeys. We are helping the world’s most exciting brands run their businesses as they reinvent for the future by becoming an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.

The Assurance Department (Assurance) comprised of Internal Audit, Internal Controls, Compliance and Ethics, and Enterprise Risk Management, provides independent assurance to the Audit Committee and Management that significant strategic, financial, IT and operational risks are properly identified and managed to an acceptable level.  Assurance performs operational/financial/IT audits, compliance, and other governance activities such as global Enterprise Risk Assessments and Compliance and Ethics services. The desired state is an effective, cost-beneficial control environment.

We aspire to serve as trusted business advisors to management and proactively provide consulting and auditing services that add value to BMC. We operate in a team-oriented environment that provides meaningful and challenging assignments, recognizes and rewards excellence, and is committed to developing leaders for BMC. Members of Assurance are expected to obtain Continuing Professional Education in line with achieved professional designations, such as CISA, CIA, CPA, CISM, CISSP, CCSA, CRMA and PMP.

About the Position: 
The position, based in Houston and under the direction of the Senior Manager of IT Assurance, will assist members of the organization by using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of IT systems, product and information security, processes, people, and controls. The Lead Assurance Analyst participates in engagement planning, risk assessment, and testing related to IT controls/reporting, operations, and system/application/security audits.

  • Survey functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations and the processes, systems, security, people, and controls required to achieve established objectives.
  • Provide guidance to Business Contacts and Reviewers/Managers from various segments regarding the design and documentation of key IT/business processes and controls.
  • Lead technology control testing in the areas of system access, IT general computing controls (ITGCC), and/or application (automated) controls.
  • Monitor and assess the business environment and process changes of significance to objectives, risks, and controls. Maintain documentation of IT/business processes, risks, and controls, including flowcharts, policies, and other applicable data.
  • Obtain, analyze, and appraise evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, and the efficiency of performance of process, systems and people performing the activities reviewed.
  • Execute audits and testing of business operations, including first line supervision, audit start-up, developing procedures to be used during audit work, audit close, and drafting of the control deficiencies and audit reports in accordance with professional standards (e.g., ICAI, IIA, ISACA, GAAS, GAAP) and the US PCAOB. 
  • Determine whether the operations reviewed comply with management directives, Company policies and procedures, and do so in a manner consistent with good business practices. 
  • Make oral or written presentations to Assurance and Operations management during and at the conclusion of the audit, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and suggesting innovative improvements in systems, controls, and operations.
  • Use Micro Strategy, Oracle E-Business Suite, Teammate Plus, Tableau, Power BI, Excel or Audit Control Language (ACL) software to conduct data mining and analysis in support of audits, investigations, and control testing. 

Experience and Education: 
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is a plus, including any of the following disciplines – Business, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems (CIS), Engineering, Information Systems/Technology, Master of Information Systems (MIS), or Master's in business administration (MBA). 
  • Demonstrated work experience in the areas of data analysis, cybersecurity, problem solving, general ledger
  • Ability to utilize data mining software/tools is highly desired
  • Previous experience working in Internal or External Audit, particularly performing SOX or audit testing in an Oracle ERP is highly desired
  • Prior experience performing IT audits and/or testing technology controls is highly preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel); experience with Visio is a plus

Desired Certifications:
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Success Factors:
  • Strong interpersonal and team-oriented skills
  • Excellent listening, oral, and writing skills in English is required. Fluency in other languages is a plus
  • Ability to develop relationships with client and Assurance staff
  • Ability to complete analytical reviews, develop client inquiries and evaluate client responses
  • Proven ability to execute audits and testing of key IT controls in accordance with professional standards 

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors. 

BMC will never ask for payment in exchange for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.

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